Why We Go Over the Roll in Forrest Yoga

               

Reconnect with your digestive area.

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The roll helps with peristalsis and movement in the digestive system. Personally, given my past illness, this practice has been very nurturing for me. It has allowed me to reconnect and feel again in my digestive area.

It also aids us in backbends when we want to lengthen out of our lower spine. The roll encourages us to lengthen the tailbone and release the pressure from the low back. While going over the roll can be uncomfortable at first, the benefits are worth every breath we are there.

>> Try Going Over the Roll in a Forrest-Inspired Yoga Class >>

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This post was written by Aoife Kane, who has trained in various styles, such as Power Vinyasa with Baron Baptiste, Prana Flow Yoga with Shiva Rea, and most recently with Ana Forrest in the Forrest Yoga tradition. Also trained and experienced as a life coach, Aoife weaves her skills into her teaching with the commitment to inspiring people to live their best life through the practice of yoga, while making a positive contribution to her community. Aoife’s greatest intention is connecting to her spirit and shining light into the world.

 

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